calendar year


Definition of calendar year

1 : a period of a year beginning and ending with the dates that are conventionally accepted as marking the beginning and end of a numbered year
2 : a period of time equal in length to that of the year in the calendar conventionally in use

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That number of enforcement actions was the second-most tallied in a calendar year since at least 2004, Trace data indicate. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "Antibribery Efforts Outside the U.S. Picked Up in 2018," 5 Mar. 2019 That’s more than the US spends on the military (about $583.4 billion in calendar year 2015), and in terms of total expenditures is probably only outpaced by health care and Social Security/pensions among government priorities. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "Billionaires are spending their fortunes reshaping America’s schools. It isn’t working.," 30 Oct. 2018 Diesel fans will have to wait until the 2019 calendar year for 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6-equipped Ram 1500s. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Ram scores first strike as roomier, cushier all-new 2019 Ram 1500 begins shipping," 26 Mar. 2018 However, Oregon struggled to lure elite defensive linemen, which is expected to become a key position of need over the next calendar year. Andrew Nemec,, "Faatui Tuitele, 5-star DT from Marcus Mariota's alma mater, visiting Oregon Ducks this weekend," 9 Feb. 2018 Tesla then set a goal to produce 5,000 vehicles during that first calendar year, but only managed to produce 3,100. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Tesla appears to be making steady progress in Model 3 production," 26 Jan. 2018 Facebook's decision to make its patent filing public is suspect, given the continuing string of high-profile crises rocking the company over the past calendar year. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Facebook Files Patent For Technology That Can Identify Your Family Based on Photos," 16 Nov. 2018 Koepka is the first man to win two majors in the same calendar year since Jordan Spieth won the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Brooks Koepka holds off Tiger Woods, Adam Scott to win PGA Championship," 12 Aug. 2018 Indeed, this calendar year includes a push for employment reform on behalf of domestic workers and a potential 9 to 5 sequel. Seth Plattner, Glamour, "Jane Fonda: ‘I'm Not Apologizing for Being a Celebrity Anymore’," 17 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of calendar year

1689, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Financial Definition of calendar year

What It Is

The calendar year is the period between January 1 and December 31.

How It Works

If Company XYZ starts its fiscal year on January 1 and ends its fiscal year on December 31, then Company XYZ's fiscal year is said to be on a calendar year basis. Many companies align their fiscal years with the calendar year, but many don't. For example, Company 123 might start its fiscal year on October 1 and end on September 30.

Why It Matters

It is important for investors to know whether a company uses the calendar year or another period for their fiscal year, especially when comparing companies in seasonal industries.

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English Language Learners Definition of calendar year

: the period of time from January 1 to December 31

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